Instruction manual | Conair TH328 Scale User Manual

Use of Scale for Weight Tracking
and Body Analysis
1. Tap the scale with your foot to turn it on. Wait until all
digits light and “0.0” appears.
2. Press USER (use up and down arrows to get the correct
number) to select your user number among the 4 user
numbers and recall the programmed data.
Your user data appears ( User number displays for
2 seconds, Height displays for 2 seconds and Age for
2 seconds ) then the scale displays “0.0”.
3. Step on the scale BAREFOOT, ensuring your feet are
on the silver inserts on the scale surface.
Current Weight: Your current weight displays
for 3 seconds.
Change from LAST: Then the difference between your
current and your last weight displays for 3 seconds
(user has lost 5 lbs since the last weighing), indicated by
a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the “Change from
LAST” segment.
Change from START: Then the difference between your
current weight and your start weight displays for 3 seconds
(user has lost 10 lbs since start of weight program),
indicated by a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the
“Change from START” segment.
Weight from GOAL: Then the difference between your
current weight and your goal weight displays for 3 seconds
(user needs to lose 10 lbs to reach goal weight), indicated
by a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the “Weight from
GOAL” segment.
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Color Bars: After running through the weight tracking sequence, the scale now
moves through the body analysis. For each of the body analysis measurements,
the scale interprets the measurement result, based on the user’s age and gender.
A green bar means the measurement result is on target, a yellow bar indicates a
result slightly lower or higher than normal, and a red bar indicates a measurement
result that is very high or very low. See body analysis table
for more details.
Use of Scale for Weight Tracking Only
Use Of Scale For Body Analysis Only
Press USER button once (for user 1) or several times
(for users 2, 3 or 4) to select your user number.
1. Tap the scale with your foot to turn it on.
2. Wait until all digits light up and “0.0” appears.
3. Press USER button once (for user 1) or several times (for users 2, 3 or 4) to select your user
number. The scale will recall the programmed data (user number, height, age, gender) for a few
seconds. Press the down arrow before the scale displays “0.0”, then wait for the “0.0” display.
BODY FAT weight displays for 3 seconds, indicated
by a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the “Body Fat
Weight” segment.
Current Weight: When the scale displays “0.0”, step on
the scale. Your current weight will display for 3 seconds.
Then BODY FAT percentage displays for 3 seconds,
indicated by a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the
“Body Fat %” segment.
Then BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) displays for
3 seconds, indicated by a white bar lighting up on the
LCD in the “BMI” segment.
Then BODY WATER displays for 3 seconds, indicated
by a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the
“Body Water” segment.
Finally, BONE MASS displays for 3 seconds, indicated
by a white bar lighting up on the LCD in the
“Bone Mass” segment.
Change from LAST: Then the difference between your
current and your last weight displays for 3 seconds.
Change from START: Then the difference between your
current weight and your start weight displays for 3 seconds.
Weight from GOAL: Then the difference between your
current weight and your goal weight displays for 3 seconds.
LIMITED TEN YEAR WARRANTY
Conair will repair or replace, at our option, your appliance free of charge for 120
months from the date of purchase if the appliance is defective in workmanship
or materials.
To obtain service under this warranty, return the defective product to the service
center listed below that is nearest you, together with your sales slip and $5.00 for
postage and handling. California residents need only provide proof of purchase
and should call 1-800-3-CONAIR for shipping instructions. In the absence of a
receipt, the warranty period shall be 120 months from the date of manufacture.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS, OR LIABILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT­­ABILI­TY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE 120-MONTH
DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how
4. When the scale displays "0.0", step on the scale.
Your CURRENT WEIGHT will display for 3 seconds.
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONAIR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. Some states do not allow the exclusion
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or limitation of special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the above
limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Then your BODY FAT weight displays for 3 seconds.
Instructions
for use of
Weight Watchers
bathroom scale
Then your BODY FAT percentage displays for
3 seconds.
Then your BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) displays
for 3 seconds.
4. Scale turns off automatically.
Then your BODY WATER percentage displays for
3 seconds.
And finally your BONE MASS percentage displays
for 3 seconds.
5. Scale turns off automatically.
Service Centers
Conair Corporation
Service Department
150 Milford Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Conair Corporation
Service Department
7475 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307
©2006 Conair Corporation. East Windsor, NJ 08520, Glendale, AZ 85307. Made in China.
©2006 Weight Watchers International Inc. All rights reserved. Weight Watchers is the
registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. and used under license.
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Congratulations! By purchasing this Weight Watchers Scale, you’ve made
the first step toward taking control of your weight. To get the greatest benefit
from your purchase, please read this entire brochure before using your scale.
Models #WW89T, WW89W
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Weight and Body Fat
BMI – What Is It?
How does it work?
While body fat can be measured in many ways, the method used in your scale
is bioelectrical impedance. This indirect method of determining body fat starts when
a safe and very low electrical current is sent through the lower half of the body.
The electrical current flows more quickly through water and muscle than it will
through bone and fat. The scale measures the speed of the current. Based on this
number, the scale estimates body fat using a multi-step, mathematical formula.
BMI stands for Body Mass Index, a statistical term derived from height and weight.
It is closely linked to body fat and health outcomes. Over 50 organizations,
including the US Government and the World Health Organization, have adopted
BMI guidelines. BMI is inversely related to fitness, meaning that the higher your
BMI, the less likely you are to be fit. Every time your body analysis monitor reads
your weight and calculates your body fat, it also calculates your BMI. Along with
your weight and your body fat measurements, the BMI reading gives you yet one
more tool to monitor your health and fitness.
Is it accurate?
Measurements of body fat tend to fluctuate a lot more than simple weighing,
and different methods of estimating body fat yield very different results. Just as
different scales give different results, different body fat analyzers can provide
very different body fat estimates. Even with the same scale the numbers will
vary because:
• Weight loss tends to produce substantial, continuous, and unpredictable changes in body water content. Because body fat analysis is determined by water content
in the body, results can vary considerably from day to day.
• Hydration status affects body fat results. If you’ve just worked out, there is less water for the electrical current to flow through. This may result in a higher body
fat result. In the same way, if you measure your body fat after drinking a lot of fluid, it may appear that body fat is lower than it really is.
• Skin temperature can have an influence also. Measuring body fat in warm humid weather when skin is moist will yield a different result than if skin is cold and dry.
• As with weight, when your goal is to change body composition it is better to track
trends over time than to use individual daily results.
•Results may not be accurate for persons under the age of 16, or persons with
an elevated body temperature, diabetes or other health conditions.
What you need to know!
• Percent body fat refers to the number of pounds of fat divided by your total body weight and multiplied by 100.
• During weight loss, percent body fat doesn’t appear to be reduced as quickly
as expected because total weight loss and total body fat are decreasing at the
same time (for a more detailed explanation, see next section).
• Weight loss in the form of body fat and lean tissue (muscle) is common, and
is normal.
• To minimize the loss of lean tissue, include regular physical activity, especially strength training, in your weight-loss plan.
Why do I lose weight but my body fat percentage doesn’t change much?
Most body fat monitors show body fat as a percentage only. This body fat
monitor shows you not only a percentage but the actual number of body fat
pounds (in fact, this is the measurement you see after your weight is displayed).
Why is that important? When you lose weight, both the numerator (pounds of
body fat) and denominator (total body weight) go down, so when it’s calculated as
a body fat percentage, the number can be small. For example, a person may weigh
200 pounds and have 40% body fat (= 80 pounds of body fat). He/She loses
20 pounds, but the body fat has only dropped 4% to 36%. That 4% of body fat was
16 pounds of fat – a very significant amount! So do not be overly concerned if you
do not see the percentage change quickly as you are losing weight: monitor the
absolute number of body fat pounds lost. Remember, to minimize the loss of
lean tissue, include regular physical activity, especially strength training, in your
weight-loss plan.
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Body Water/Hydration Levels
General health standards indicate that one should consume approximately
64 oz of water per day from food and liquids to maintain a healthy level of hydration. Maintaining a good hydration level will help improve your overall health and
general feeling of well-being. If your hydration levels are lower than average, you
should increase your water intake accordingly.
Body water/hydration level – how is it measured?
The hydration level is measured by using Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA).
The same analysis that is used to calculate your body fat is used to calculate your
hydration level. Taking into consideration a user’s age and gender, a calculation is
made that determines the percentage of water.
Please note: It is not recommended to take the hydration measurements in
certain situations, such as following exercise, after drinking a glass of water, or
directly prior to, during or shortly after menstrual cycles. Hydration may not be at
normal levels during these times.
Bone Mass – What Is It?
Bone is a living, growing tissue. During youth, your body makes new bone tissue faster than it breaks down older bone. In young adulthood, bone mass is at
its peak; after that, bone loss starts to outpace bone growth, and bone mass
decreases. But it’s a long and very slow process that can be slowed down even
more through calcium-rich diets and weight-bearing exercise.
Who should monitor bone mass?
Most people have no need to monitor bone mass, but certain groups – postmenopausal women, men and women with certain diseases, and anyone who
takes medications that affect bone tissue – might want to watch for decreases in
bone mass. The bone mass reading is to be used as guide only. Watch for trends
over time and contact your healthcare provider for a more detailed explanation of
the readings and with any questions or concerns.
Body Analysis Table
Always keep in mind that you know your body best. The following ranges of body fat, BMI, body water and bone mass are offered as guides.
too
lower
normal
higher
too
low
than
than
high
normal
normal
BMI
<18.4
18.5-19.9
20-25
25.1-29.9 30+
Body Fat
age
%
%
%
%
%
Male
20-29 <13%
13.1-18%
18.1-23% 23.1-28% 28.1%+
30-39 <14
14.1-19
19.1-24
24.1-29
29.1+
40-49 <15
15.1-20
20.1-25
25.1-30
30.1+
50-59
<16
16.1-21
21.1-26
26.1-31
31.1+
60-69
<17
17.1-22
22.1-27
27.1-32
32.1+
Female 20-29 <18
18.1-23
23.1-28
28.1-33
33.1+
30-39 <19
19.1-24
24.1-29
29.1-34
34.1+
40-49 <20
20.1-25
25.1-30
30.1-35
35.1+
50-59
<21
21.1-26
26.1-31
31.1-36
36.1+
60-69
<22
22.1-27
27.1-32
32.1-37
37.1+
Body Water
age
Male
20-69
Female 20-69
%
%
<46.4% 46.5-49.9%
<43.9
44-44.9
%
50-65%
45-60
%
%
65.1-70% 70.1%+
60.1-67.6 67.7+
Bone Mass
age
%
%
%
%
Male
20-29
<7.2% 7.3-7.5%
7.6-8.4% 8.5-8.7%
30-39
<7.0
7.1-7.3
7.4-8.2
8.3-8.5
40-49
<6.6
6.7-6.9
7-7.8
7.9-8.1
50-59
<6.2
6.3-6.5
6.6-7.4
7.5-7.7
60-69
<5.9
6.0-6.2
6.3-7.1
7.2-7.4
Female 20-29
<5.8% 5.9-6.1%
6.2-7%
7.1-7.3%
30-39
<5.6
5.7-5.9
6-6.8
6.9-7.1
40-49
<5.2
5.3-5.5
5.6-6.4
6.5-6.7
50-59
<4.8
4.9-5.1
5.2-6
6.1-6.3
60-69
<4.5
4.6-4.8
4.9-5.7
5.8-6.0
%
8.8%+
8.6+
8.2+
7.8+
7.5+
Make the most of it!
To summarize, make the most of the body analysis feature by:
• Tracking change over time and not day to day.
• Using the same scale as much as possible.
• Being extra-consistent in the time of day, day of the week, time before or after food and fluid consumption, before or after exercise, etc., when measuring
body composition.
While a scale/body fat monitor can be a useful tool on your weight-loss
journey, it’s not in and of itself a program for losing weight. Studies show
that people lose three times more weight on Weight Watchers than they do
on their own.*
Come to a meeting and learn from us the best way to lose and maintain
weight. Call 1-800-651-6000 or go to WeightWatchers.com to find a
meeting near you.
Important Information Concerning
Weight Management
Your scale is the best tool for monitoring weight. While not the only measure
of weight loss, scales are the most popular method used to gauge weight-loss
success. A scale measures the sum of your total body weight, which includes
bone, muscle, fat, and water.
Body weight fluctuates during the day, and from day to day,
depending on a variety of factors.
• Salt and carbohydrate intake can affect the body’s water retention.
• A large meal adds weight and can cause water retention.
• Dehydration from exercise, illness, or low fluid intake can result in weight loss.
• Muscle is also a factor. Heavy-duty resistance training can build muscle, which
can affect weight.
• The menstrual cycle can cause temporary weight gains and losses.
When You’re Losing Weight
It’s important not to put too much stock in the exact number on the scale,
because it can and will vary. This is especially true when you’re dieting. Small
weight gains and losses are common as your body adjusts to fewer calories and
more exercise. Your scale is a valuable tool when used to track weight over a
period of weeks and months. Be aware that different scales often give different
results. The scale at your doctor’s office may show one weight, and your scale at
home another. So don’t get too caught up with a single number.
Don’t Overdo It!
A surefire way to get overly concerned with your weight is to weigh yourself too
often. We generally recommend weighing yourself no more than once a week
when you’re dieting. Though it’s hard to stick to this pattern, it’s the best way to
prevent unnecessary concern with normal weight fluctuations, which are unrelated
to your weight-loss efforts. Regardless of your weighing habits, it’s important that
you’re consistent.
Here are 5 rules for effectively monitoring your weight – weigh yourself:
• Once a week, on the same day of
• In the same place
the week
• Wearing the same clothes
• At the same time of day
• Using the same scale
To keep track of your weight, record only one number for the week.
This will give you a clear picture of any trend your weight is following.
Before Using Scale
Precautions for Use
CAUTION! Use of this device by persons with any electrical implant such
as a heart pacemaker, or by pregnant women, is not recommended.
1. Set switch on the base of the scale to measure in pounds (lb) or kilograms (kg).
2. Set scale on floor. Surface must be level for accurate operation and safety.
Instructions for customizing your Weight Watchers Body Analysis and Weight
Tracker are below. However, the scale does not need to be programmed to operate
as a simple weigh scale.
1. Tap the scale with your foot to turn it on. The display will light up.
2. Wait until all digits light for several seconds and “0.0” appears.
*Heshka S et al. Weight loss with self-help compared to a structured commercial program: a randomized controlled trial.
JAMA 2003; 289(14): 1792-1798.
• Press SET within 15 seconds to accept the goal weight.
• Or press the up or down arrows to adjust the goal
weight manually and then press the SET key within 15
seconds once the desired goal weight is reached. Press
SET to confirm.
3. Step on the scale and stand still to measure your weight.
(LB version)
4. The weight reading stays lit for several seconds. Then the scale will shut
off automatically.
Customizing Your Weight Tracker and
Body Analysis Monitor
This tracking scale can be customized for up to 4 users. While the customization
process is not difficult, it may be easiest to read all the instructions first to familiarize
yourself with them. Then keep the instruction manual handy as you go through the
process step by step.
Buttons: USER, SET, Up and Down arrows
To set your user data for weight tracking and body analysis:
1. Press SET. The whole display lights up.
7.4%+
7.2+
6.8+
6.4+
6.1+
3. Setting the height
Next, the height indicator “HT” and inch or cm symbol light up (if switch is set to
lb, default is height in inches; if switch is set to KG, default is height in cm). Default
height flashes (60 inches or 152 cm). Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
height. Pressing and holding either the up or the down arrow will advance numbers
quickly. Press SET to accept the height. Scale enters the age setting mode.
9. The scale will turn off automatically. It is now ready for use.
Facts You Should Know
Your Weight Watchers scale is a precise measuring instrument that is most
accurate when weighing a stationary object. To ensure accurate readings,
always try to stand on the same area of the scale platform and DO NOT MOVE.
Should the weight on the scale exceed the scale’s capacity, you may see an error
message ”ERR”.
Electronic sensors are sensitive. Be careful not to drop or jar the scale.
Place it gently onto floor surface, and store where it will be protected from impact.
The scale is an electronic instrument and should never be submerged in water.
Clean with damp cloth and/or glass cleaner.
In the event that the scale battery needs to be replaced, open the battery cover on
the bottom of the scale and replace the old battery with a new 3V lithium battery.
Dispose of the old battery properly. Do not attempt to open the scale
or to remove any components. Servicing should be done by qualified
technicians only. See warranty information below.
7. Start Weight: Your current weight appears on the
top of the screen. The scale will use your current weight
as the start weight; the bar corresponding to the start
weight on the left displays for 3 seconds.
8. Goal Weight: following established health guidelines,
the scale automatically calculates your goal weight as
10% off your start weight. The bar corresponding to the
goal weight on the left blinks.
Using the Weight Only Mode
When You’re Maintaining Weight
Fluctuations in day-to-day weight tend to be smaller when weight is stable,
so a more frequent weigh-in pattern is helpful. To maintain a stable weight:
• Weigh yourself more often than once a week.
• Use the “5-pound rule” – research shows that people who keep weight
within a 5-pound range are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight
over the long term.
2. Setting the user number
The whole screen stays lit for a few seconds, then “USER 1” displays. Press the
user button to change the user number: “USER 2 “ flashes. Press up or down arrows to choose a different user number. Press SET to confirm.
(KG version)
4. Setting the age
“AGE” appears and the default age 25 flashes. Press the
up or down arrows to adjust the age and press SET to
confirm. The scale enters the gender setting mode.
5. Setting the gender
The default female gender icon flashes. Press the up or
down arrows to choose between male and female gender.
6. Preparing the weight tracking data
• Press USER to accept the gender and to continue the data
setting process for the weight tracking.
• “0.0” appears. Step on the scale to get your weight.
Daily Operation of the Scale
Once all your data has been set for the weight tracking and body analysis, you can
determine whether you want to go through the entire sequence of weight tracking
and then body analysis or choose one or the other individually. You can vary this
from day to day, every time you use the scale.
• To go through the entire sequence, tap the scale to turn it on. When the display
shows “0.0”, press the USER button once (for user 1) or several times (for users 2,
3 or 4) until you get to your user number. This is the default setting.
• To go through the weight tracking sequence only, do not tap the scale on but
press the USER button once (for user 1) or several times (for users 2, 3 or 4) until
you get to your user number.
• To go through the body analysis sequence only, tap the scale to turn it on, then
press the USER button once (for user 1) or several times (for users 2, 3 or 4) until
you get to your user number. The scale will recall the stored data (user number,
height, age and gender) for a few seconds. Press the DOWN button before scale
displays “0.0”.
Note: If you press SET (instead of pressing USER) to
accept the gender, the scale will function as a body analysis
monitor for that user but will not track weight correctly. Scale will
run through the stored data for the user (height, age, gender) and then turn off
automatically. If you accidentally press SET, but want to use the scale both as
weight tracker as well as a body analysis monitor, simply go through the set-up
process again.
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